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How Sameer Group Of Companies Was Defrauded Sh80M By Conmen Posing As President Uhuru In A Corrupt Deal

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Sameer Africa Group chairman Naushad Merali.

Conmen posing as President Uhuru Kenyatta have defrauded a Nairobi businessman of Sh80 million pretending that they would award him with state tenders.

Detectives from the DCI Special Crime Prevention Unit over the weekend arrested seven men believed to be part of the cartel that conned officials from Sameer Group of Companies.

So well organised are the criminals, that they have perfected the art of mimicking the President’s voice to near perfection.

Investigators say the conmen, operate as State House officials.

The caller, who imitates Uhuru and speaks in a voice almost similar to that of the President, tells businessmen of major government works which he asks them to take up.

The ‘fake President’, asks the victim to provide some money for logistical support.

He promises to send some State House officials and other staff from the Interior ministry to the victim’s office to collect the facilitation cash.

Men dressed in expensive suits then arrive in the office of the targeted businessman and introduce themselves as the staff of State House sent by the President to collect cash.

The ‘State House staff’ arrive in high-endvehicles and under police escort. They then collect the cash and disappear.

Highly placed sources familiar with the investigations said rogue police officers from Kilimani police station had been hired to provide security services to the State House imposters.

The con scheme came to light last month after officials from Sameer reportedly wrote to State House seeking an audience with the president over a tender deal.

Shocked State House officials after receiving the letter are said to have contacted the Sameer group official and inquired of the deal between themselves and the ‘fake President Uhuru’.

The matter was reported to the police and officers from the DCI headquarters opened investigations.

Police also impounded three high-endvehicles that include Toyota land cruisers and V8s which the conmen were using.

The arrested men have been identified asJoseph Waswa, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu, David Luganya,Gilbert Kirunja and Anthony Wafula.

Adapted from the Star.


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Dishonored: Kenya’s Rugby Players Air Their Frustrations And Poor State Of Life

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Kenya has very talented sportspersons. From athletes to soccer and to one very successful sport in Kenya, Rugby.

Kenya 7s has been having a decent and successful time at world rugby series.

But the results are far more likely to be worse if the current salary and allowances situation goes on.

Players like Willy Amboka and Dennis Ombachi have taken their salary grievances and stolen allowances to Twitter in what seems like a tip of the iceberg on the pathetic conditions KRU is putting its players through while expecting good results.

The two Kenya Rugby Sevens aside team players have complained about the problems facing their mens team.

Ombachi says they are being paid peanuts with no allowance. Something that is seemingly making it tough for many players to pay for their basic needs such as house rents. https://twitter.com/Willyambaka/status/1131844294149591040?s=19

With Willy Amboka backing him on how it’s hard to explain to the landlords why the house rents haven’t been paid. https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131851931134124032?s=19

National Players are being paid 28K per month. Without any allowances and paid trainings or travels.
https://twitter.com/ /status/1131808209214287872?s=19

Ambaka and Ombachi also says Medical fee and house allowances of the Sevens team has been misused by KRU Bosses.

Players are forced to pay for their own medical fees if they get an injury.

Kenya is resourceful with raw talent but it suffers from the unknown management syndrome that has been brought about by nepotism and tribalism in the current KRU Board.https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131808209214287872?s=19

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It’s also sad how national rugby players are living like peasants and forced to beg for money and food from friends, fans and family.

Ambaka also expressed his frustration about how his fellow mates are going through hard times to an extent of borrowing everything https://twitter.com/Willyambaka/status/1131844667685916672?s=19

While Ombachi saying that all of their money were stolen by corrupt KRU bosses

 

Last but not least, the unhappy Ombachi talked about how KRU bosses have neglected men’s gym and training areas. https://twitter.com/ombachi13/status/1131804677396471808?s=19

The issue of nepotism between two national rugby teams also arose.

With what clearly indicates exploitation of players from the National women’s rugby teams.

Are the women afraid of talking about their off pitch matters? Or someone is working things from their side.

We are waiting for the official response from KRU Bosses about the off pitch issues that are tearing apart our national rugby teams.This is not the first time ugly face of rugby management is coming to the surface.

Last year during the World Sevens Series in Paris, players staged a cold protest when they concealed the Brand Kenya brand who was a sponsor.

Shujaa had met with Brand Kenya and KRU CEO and it was announced the board had come to sponsor the team to a tune of KSh 20 million for a period of eight months. Brand Kenya boss declared each player would be given a token of KSh 100, 000 in form of cheques in appreciation of our exemplary performance.

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KRU boss interrupted the payment plan and asked Brand Kenya to send money to the union which would in turn channel it to their accounts. Players were never paid until a serious online protest was staged. It’s disturbing seeing how our boys who bring pride to the country are being treated with utmost disrespect. Mismanagement in Kenya’s sports especially rugby is a cancer that need to be cut off.


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Chief Gold Scammer Jared Otieno Arrested And His Luxury Cars Seized

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Gerald Otieno's Palatial House in Karen Photo|Twitter

Kenya has been having scandals after another. The State has been filled with scammers and masterminds at the expense of our economy

Jared Otieno, popular known as Jared, the main suspect in current fake Gold scam that the DCI has busted has been arrested.

The special branch of detectives and police conducted a successful swoop at ths tycoon’s palatial home in an early morning operation.

Also in custody of the DCI is Jared two high-end vehicles; the Porsche and brand new Bentley.


Brand new Porsche and Bentley parked outside Jared Otieno’s Karen home. Photo/COURTESY.

Jared was living an expensive life in Nairobi’s suburbs.

The chief fake gold scammer had recently acquired a palatial home in Nairobi’s Karen area.

Gerald’s Palatial Home in Karen Photo courtesy

He Recent married in what was termed as a royal wedding. Jared is said to have released an 8figure Dowry.

Jared who is now arrested will be charged alongside Zaheer Jhanda.

The DCI says that Zaheer is a person of interest in the ongoing investigations.

Zaheer Jhanda has deep political connections as seen on the photos of him going round the internet.

The photos came at a time when DCI boss George Kinoti had said that he is determined to bring down a cartel that is running a parallel economy.

The DCI boss says he’s not shaken by financial muscles of the cartel.

He hinted that all politicians who are also involved in this economy killings scandal will be brought to book with all their cartel.

The leader of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Al Maktoum had requested Kenya to ‘look into’ the matter with much urgency.

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That’s what prompted the DCI to immediately act and launch investigations.

So far, the DCI has 15 suspects already arraigned in court pending the investigations.

Milimani court magistrate gave the DCI a week to complete the investigation and then open the charges.


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Migori Man Who Eats Snakes, Lizards, Chameleons And Tortoises

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Which are your favorite foods? As you think of the answers, Thomas Odembo, a 35 year old watchman by profession from Ogongo village in Nyatike Sub County has chameleons, lizards and tortoises as his favourite food.

Mr Odembo says he developed appetite and interests on chameleons, lizards, tortoises, cats and dogs when he was employed as a guard for a Chinese supplier.

Odembo who rears his own animals to feed on in his compound says everyone should try his tastes.

“These food is actually healthy and totally sweet that any other red or white meats that people are eating.” Odembo told a local daily.

“I have lost appetite for cow and goat meat. I don’t eat pork too. I have enough chameleons and tortoises for myself and I’m ready to supply the village the surplus,” Odembo said.

“I took chameleon last night for supper, this tortoise was brought by a neighbor who found it in his garden,” Odembo said.

Odembo the father of seven says he learnt how to rear and prepare these animals from his former bosses, the Chinese.

Odembo says the Chinese eat these animals and they don’t affect them. He is urging all the fellow village people to start embracing this new diet.

Odembo went ahead and explained that the animals taste just like ordinary meat.

“My favourite meal time and again is reptiles especially snakes, lizards, chameleons and tortoise. My wife, Pauline Akoth and my seven children don’t eat my food. They call it trash and poison” Odembo explained.


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